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LPFMHave you ever wanted to run your own radio station? Well, this October, the government agency responsible for administering America’s airwaves, is giving you and your neighbors…the opportunity to create your own low-power FM radio station. It could result in hundreds or thousands of new radio stations across the US, and could radically change the countries’ media landscape.  On this edition we visit current LPFM stations, communities hopeful to have their own frequency soon, and find out how you can get involved.

This LPFM show is dedicated to the memory of Paul MuñizSpecial Thanks to The Prometheus Radio Project for some audio used in this show. Thanks also to the Media and Democracy Fund and the Media Consortium’s Media Policy Reporting and Education Project.

Featuring:
Domingo Jacinto & Rolando Salas,
WCIW DJ’s; Cam Tu Nguyen, Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association community organizer; Brandy Doyle, Prometheus Radio Project Policy Director;  Autumn Labbe-Renault, Davis Media Access Executive Director; Jeff Shaw, Davis Media Access Production Manager; Roots & Emmett Brady, KDRT Programmers, Albert Sykes. Young People’s Project Director of Policy and Advocacy; Tracy Rosenberg, Common Frequency Board member; John Friedman, Southern Development Foundation President;

For More Information:
FCC on Low Power FM Radio
Prometheus Radio Project
Common Frequency
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association
Young People’s Project
KOCZ
WSLR
KDRT
Davis Media Access
Insect News Network
RadioSurvivor LPFM resource page
Artists for Media Diversity

How to Apply for an FCC Community Radio License Wednesday August 28, 2013 – 7PM EST  Free Registration
Presenters: Ian Smith and Sanjay Jolly, Prometheus Radio Project—-Ready to apply for a community radio station? Join Prometheus Radio Project’s Program Director Ian Smith and Policy Director Sanjay Jolly as they explain the new FCC application form for low power FM radio. Prometheus staff will also talk about using the FCC website, meeting eligibility criteria, finding a frequency, avoiding errors, and more.

 

Articles:
Don’t Touch That Dial! Low-Power Radio Is About to Make FM Hot Again
$19.5k Seattle grant helps Hollow Earth radio reach for Low Power FM license

Videos:
Community Radio By and For the People: The Impact of Low Power Radio
What would you do with a community radio station?

 

 

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